Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Elton Records Duet with Engelbert Humperdinck

Over the years, Elton John has recorded duets with everyone from Kiki Dee to George Michael to Lady Gaga, so it’s no surprise to hear that he’s recorded yet another collaboration, this time with veteran English pop crooner Engelbert Humperdinck.

The BBC reports that John and Humperdinck cut their song in Los Angeles for inclusion an all-star album of duets that Engelbert plans to release next year. “We had a great time singing together,” the BBC quotes John as saying of Humperdinck. “He is so quick, what I call a ‘one-take singer’ — 76 years old and still sounding as good as ever.” Elton added that the older vocalist is “one of the sweetest and nicest people I have ever worked with.”

Engelbert, whose birth name is Arnold Dorsey, has sold more than 150 million records worldwide and is best known for his hits “Release Me” and “After the Lovin’.” He called the upcoming duets album a “labor of love,” and added that he’s “honored” that John contributed to the record.

- ABC News Radio

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